Wednesday, June 12, 2019

TBS Celebrates Seinfeld's 30th Anniversary; Netflix Renews Russian Doll for Season 2

Seinfeld 30th Anniversary

Celebrate "Bestivus" with TBS! On Friday, July 5, TBS is honoring 30 Years of Seinfeld with 30 classic episodes from 6am-9pm in a 30th Anniversary Marathon. Seinfeld premiered on July 5, 1989 on NBC as The Seinfeld Chronicles. The show stars Jerry Seinfeld as himself, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, and Michael Richards as Kramer. The TBS marathon linear schedule is below.

6:00 AM - "The Chinese Restaurant"
Jerry, Elaine and George need reservations at a Chinese restaurant.

6:30 AM - "The Pen"
Jerry accepts a gift his parents wanted him to refuse.

7:00 AM - "The Parking Garage"
Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer lose their car in a mall parking garage.

7:30 AM - "The Red Dot"
Elaine's alcoholic boyfriend resumes drinking; Jerry is the unwitting cause.

8:00 AM - "The Subway"
The friends encounter adventure on the subway.

8:30 AM - "The Pitch"
Network executives ask Jerry to create a show. Jerry tries to evade a vengeful writer. George woos an executive.

9:00 AM - "The Bubble Boy"
Jerry gets lost en route to visiting a sickly fan.

9:30 AM - "The Contest"
Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine vie at self-denial.

10:00 AM - "The Implant"
Elaine says Jerry's girlfriend has implants so he dumps her.

10:30 AM - "The Junior Mint"
Visitors Kramer and Jerry think they killed a surgery patient.

11:00 AM - "The Puffy Shirt"
Jerry appears on the Today Show wearing a silly shirt.

11:30 AM - "The Marine Biologist"
George poses as a marine biologist.

12:00 PM - "The Opposite"
George learns success lies in doing the opposite of what he would normally do.

12:30 PM - "The Hamptons"
Jerry's girlfriend sees George naked during a weekend at the beach.

1:00 PM - "The Big Salad"
Kramer helps an athlete wanted for a brutal crime flee police.

1:30 PM - "The Fusilli Jerry"
A mechanic pal uses Jerry's romantic techniques on Elaine.

2:00 PM - "The Soup Nazi"
Jerry's favorite soup vendor won't serve his new girlfriend.

2:30 PM - "The Sponge"
Elaine considers intimacy with her new boyfriend.

3:00 PM - "The Rye"
George's and Susan's parents have dinner together for the first time.

3:30 PM - "The Invitations"
George searches for a way to stop his impending nuptials.

4:00 PM - "The Bizarro Jerry"
Elaine's soon-to-be former beau has two friends who resemble George and Kramer.

4:30 PM - "The Little Kicks"
Kramer's friend forces Jerry to perform an illegal activity.

5:00 PM - "The Chicken Roaster"
A celebrity opens a chicken restaurant in Jerry's neighborhood.

5:30 PM - "The Abstinence"
George benefits when his new girlfriend's illness requires their abstinence.

6:00 PM - "The Comeback"
Jerry joins a tennis club; a co-worker's insults test George.

6:30 PM - "The Yada Yada"
George realizes his girlfriend's slang may leave out vital information.

7:00 PM - "The Serenity Now"
Jerry's new girlfriend encourages him to express his emotions.

7:30 PM - "The Merv Griffin Show"
Jerry dates a toy collector; Kramer thinks he finds a TV show's furniture set.

8:00 PM - "The Strike"
George's father invents a new holiday; Kramer returns to work at the bagel shop.

8:30 PM - "The Frogger"
Elaine eats Peterman's cake; Kramer helps George steal an arcade game.


Russian Doll

Sweet Birthday, Babyyy! Russian Doll is coming back for Season 2 streaming only on Netflix. Let's get loopy. Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. Russian Doll is co-created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, who all serve as executive producers, with Headland and Lyonne as writers for the series. Additional cast include Greta Lee (KTown), Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips), Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Ashley (Ocean's 8) and Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire). Golden Globe(R) winner and Academy Award(R) nominee Chloƫ Sevigny (Lizzie), SAG Award winner Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black), Brendan Sexton III (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Rebecca Henderson (Appropriate Behavior), Jeremy Bobb (The Knick), Ritesh Rajan (Stitchers) and Jocelyn Bioh (School Girls) also guest star.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, July 27

The Goldbergs - "Couple Off" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Barry and Joanne crash Erica and Geoff’s peaceful weekend camping trip, they end up in a competition to see who is the better couple, causing some unexpected shifts in relationships. After learning that Brea thinks Adam has an easy, privileged life, Adam seeks to prove her wrong by getting a job but quickly learns she might be right.

Home Economics - "Mermaid Taffeta Wedding Dress, $1,999" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Hayworth family is invited to the wedding of longtime family friend Spags. When Connor enlists Tom’s help to write and re-write a wedding toast, things take an unexpected turn between the brothers. Sarah realizes Denise is upset they never had a real wedding, while Marina meticulously plans her drinking schedule for a night out without the kids.

The Conners - "Promotions, Podcasts and Magic Tea" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene earns a promotion at Wellman Plastics, while Ben decides on a new career path. Meanwhile, Jackie tries an herbal tea leading to an emotional revelation.

black-ish - "Our Wedding Dre" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pops and Ruby are getting re-married! And Dre’s intimate wedding plans go awry when Pops’ brother, Uncle Norman, shows up unexpectedly for the festivities. Meanwhile, Ruby refuses Bow’s offer to help with preparations until an unanticipated situation gives her an opening to save the big day.

Miracle Workers - "Oregon Trail: Hunting Party" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ezekiel signs up for a buffalo hunting expedition to prove his manhood. Meanwhile, Benny teaches Prudence how to be a bandit.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 26)

Tuesday, July 27

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dwayne Johnson (Young Rock) - Dwayne appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jake Johnson (Hoops/New Girl) - Jake will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura talks about HBO Max's Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020, a special based on the social media movement she started giving students whose spring musicals were cancelled due to the pandemic the opportunity to perform, on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail talks about Stillwater on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. talks about ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March-July)

Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)

03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
08/03 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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